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Putin may hold separate meeting with UK business executives at SPIEF - spokesman

This was a request from UK business people, Dmitry Peskov said

Russian President Vladimir Putin may hold a separate meeting with representatives of the UK business within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that will be held on June 6-8, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Rossiya-1 television on Sunday.

Western sanctions boost Russia’s economy - security chief

Nikolai Patrushev noted that right now, Russia’s food sovereignty in crucial sectors has practically been achieved, and in some areas, Russia has become the leading exporter

Outside pressure in the form of sanctions has become an incentive to resolve various issues of Russia’s economy, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.

Russian, Chinese scientists plan joint Arctic, Antarctic studies

 Russian and Chinese scientists will organize joint studies of the Arctic and Antarctic, they will explore mineral and biology resources in the global ocean, the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Vice President Andrey Adrianov told TASS after the first meeting between representatives of the Russian and Chinese Academies of Sciences in Beijing on Sunday.

Russian-Japanese trade rising, though abrupt jump is unlikely, says expert

The expert believes that the program for acceleration of economic ties between the two countries offered by the Japanese PM can open up new cooperation areas

Trade relations between Russia and Japan are currently on the rise, though an abrupt jump in trade turnover is unlikely this year, one of Japan’s leading experts on the relationship with Russia, deputy director of the Tokyo-based Institute for Russian & NIS Economic Studies Michitaka Hattori told TASS on Thursday.

Russian nuclear-powered container ship sets off for 1st voyage with Arctic LNG cargo

 The nuclear-powered container ship Sevmorput has departed from the port of Arkhangelsk in north Russia to embark on its first voyage to deliver cargo for the Arctic LNG-2 (Liquefied Natural Gas-2) project, the press office of the Rosatomflot nuclear-powered fleet operator said on Thursday.

Russia floats Eurobonds worth $3 bln, 750 mln euro — finance ministry

 Investors from the United Kingdom, the United States and Russia were the main buyers

The Russian Finance Ministry on Thursday floated Eurobonds worth $3 billion and mature in 2035, and an additional Eurobonds placement in euro worth 750 million euro and mature in 2025.

Ukraine extends sanctions against banks with Russian capital

President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko approved the decision of the Ukrainian national security council on extension of sanctions against four banks with the Russian capital.

Sanctions against four banks were extended "on the basis of proposals of the National Bank of Ukraine," says the presidential decree, posted on the website of the security council on Wednesday.

Russia upgrading its most powerful radar while keeping it on combat duty

 Russian specialists are upgrading the country’s most powerful long-range over-the-horizon radar Daryal in the town of Pechora in the northwestern Komi Republic without withdrawing it from the combat duty it entered 35 years ago, the press office of the Mints Radio-Technical Institute said on Wednesday.

Putin says UK business community can take part in carrying out Russia’s National Projects

 Hundreds of billions of dollars are planned to be invested into development of economy and social sphere within the framework of National Projects in Russia, according to Putin

Prosecutors’ checks in 2018 resulted in suspension of 425 air pilots

The air transport agency Rosaviatsiya annulled 160 flight certificates, according to the prosecutor-general

MOSCOW. More than 400 air pilots were suspended last year following prosecutors’ checks, Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika told the Prosecutor-General’s Office board meeting on Tuesday.

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